- Reach Out and Read
The Children’s Trust seeks to procure the services of an agency to implement the national evidence-based program Reach Out and Read (ROR). The ROR model promotes early literacy and school readiness strategies within pediatric offices by giving new books to children and advice to parents from their doctors about the importance of reading aloud with young children. The program builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop critical early reading skills in children beginning at infancy. Families participating in ROR have been found to read together more often and their children enter kindergarten better prepared to succeed, with larger vocabularies, stronger language skills and a three-to-six month developmental edge over their peers. This evidence and more is referenced on the ROR website.
Other Grant Resources
The Foundation Center
An independent nonprofit information clearinghouse on grants available throughout the United States with headquarters in New York, and additional libraries in Washington, DC, Atlanta, Cleveland, and San Francisco. The center offers publications, including directories of foundation and corporate grant makers, research advice, custom research, and database searching. The Web site includes online training in grant seeking, proposal writing, and funding research, as well as an online librarian.
Allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all federal grant-making agencies, and encompasses over 900 grant programs offered by the twenty six Federal grant-making agencies. It streamlines the process of awarding over $350 billion annually to state and local governments, academia, not-for-profits, and other organizations.
An interactive website that allows grantseekers to identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects, and mentors them through the grantseeking process. GrantStation provides access to a searchable database of grantmakers who are actively accepting inquiries and proposals from a variety of organizations; federal grant deadlines, which are updated twice a week; links to state funding agencies; and a growing database of international grantmakers.
National Council of Nonprofits, Nonprofit Economic Vitality Center
This resource was developed to help nonprofits better understanding the current economic climate and assist in accessing strategies to help navigate the economy so that nonprofits can provide community services more effectively.